Vivat is Ukraine’s second largest publisher, established in 2013 following the merger of two former publishing houses. Its head office is in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s largest city after Kyiv, located in the northeast near the border with Russia.

Vivat currently has 3,000 books in print and, in a normal year, would release about 400 new titles covering nonfiction, fiction, children’s and young adult literature. Its slogan “read, dream, act” exemplifies its mission to popularize reading and promote Ukrainian authors.

In this interview, Vivat CEO Julia Orlova talks about the company’s efforts to continue operations during the Russian invasion, the increased international demand for Ukrainian books, and its authors fighting on the front lines.

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